Skip to comments.F.B.I. Raids Office of Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Michael Cohen
Posted on 04/09/2018 1:12:01 PM PDT by Hojczyk
The F.B.I. on Monday raided the office of President Trumps longtime personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, seizing records related to several topics including payments to a pornographic-film actress. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan obtained the search warrant after receiving a referral from the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, according to Mr. Cohens lawyer, who called the search completely inappropriate and unnecessary. The search does not appear to be directly related to Mr. Muellers investigation, but likely resulted from information he had uncovered and gave to prosecutors in New York. Today the U.S. Attorneys Office for the Southern District of New York executed a series of search warrants and seized the privileged communications between my client, Michael Cohen, and his clients, said Stephen Ryan, his lawyer. I have been advised by federal prosecutors that the New York action is, in part, a referral by the Office of Special Counsel, Robert Mueller. Mr. Cohen plays a role in aspects of the special counsels investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. He also recently said he paid $130,000 to a pornographic-film actress, Stephanie Clifford, who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump. Ms. Clifford is known as Stormy Daniels. Mr. Ryan said Mr. Cohen has cooperated with authorities and turned over thousands of documents to congressional investigators looking into Russian election meddling. The payments to Ms. Clifford are only one of many topics being investigated, according to a person briefed on the search. The F.B.I. also seized emails, tax documents and business records, the person said.
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I totally agree. No more time for playing around.
If Trump goes down...the American Republic disappears overnight. Hello, Big Brother!!! Then, shortly thereafter, “Hello Russkies”.
That Q nonsense is the most frustrating pile of bollocks to infect Free Republic since we had to root for Romney.
Or they were saving it for insurance.
Harassment, hell. This is blatant dictatorship. Attorney-client records are privileged, confidential and OFF LIMITS to the state.
No they won’t...President Trump has Truth and God on his side.
If Trump fired Mueller the investigation would still continue...
The Deep State coup continues unabated. If this Presidency survives the next year, it will indeed be miraculous.
You are right.> Our owned Gope reps were ordered to ram thru TPP for Goldman Sachs and the Chamber of crony capitalists . The Global elite want Trump gone and Ryan and Mitchy are doing there best . Mueller is doing there bidding .
It used to be there had to be a crime... Not Anymore! The Marxist Left have been making up their own rules.. The really thought they couldn’t lose in 2016.. They are going for broke.. No morals, no dignity, no respect for the rule of law.. They can’t win this way.. Americans won’t allow it.
Then the wrong move is to make any move at all. Do nothing. They’re trying to apply pressure to cause a mistake.
If PDJT has done nothing wrong then the truth will set him free....which is not naive in this instance. It might be for you or I but at this level it amounts to nothing and is purely transparent as to be attempting a soft coup.
When he doesn’t react as they wish they’ll be going insane. And I’ll be chuckling every second.
You have more faith in Americans than I do.
Trump was dumb to nominate Jeff Sessions.
Sessions should have been Defense Secy, or White House Chief of Staff.
Christie, Giuliani, Pirro, or Kallstrom would have been better choices.
Wouldn't Christie or Giuliani probably have found a way to antagonize you by now?
Sessions started out with a lot of goodwill among Trump voters and Republicans. Chris and Rudy had a lot less and would have lost what they had early on.
You may be right. Sitting out here with no “insider” information it is literally impossible for any of us to credibly opine as to what SHOULD be done by the President.
We have to trust the instincts and judgment of the man we elected. And keep the sniping against him to a minimum.
And pray for him too. That’s a definite. Virtually everyone in DC is out to get him (and its a disgrace that this includes many members of his own party). This is a REAL anti-Constitutional coup-in-the-making. The people participating in this no longer have any allegiance to the Rule of Law or the Constitution. They are ALL in violation of their oaths of office as I see it.
The only way seizure of privileged atty-client communications can be legally justified is if the attorney himself was part of some criminal enterprise - and even then its highly limited. (I am no longer up to date on the law in this area, but if you folks wanted to see a “crossing of THE line”, brother, let me tell you, this is IT.)
Another thing - this president will not be doing anything rash. Contrary to the left’s hallucinations about him, he never does anything rash. He’ll get the best advice, look at his options, and trust his gut.
The FBI conducted the raid. There's no better place than Trump's attorney's office for another Peter Strzok to plant incriminating false documents.
For some reason I keep recalling that Alan Dershowitz said that this investigation should have been conducted by a non-partisan commission.
‘If PDJT has done nothing wrong then the truth will set him free.”
Like the Four Innocent men Mueller let rot in Jail ( two died there ) so Mueller could use Whitey Bulger has his crime buddy.
Im pretty sure this puts the Q shit to bed.
Trump needs to take a risk here. Hes going to be impeached if he does nothing. He needs to go down swinging.
Time for Mueller, Rosenstein, and Sessions to go. Take the leap Donald. Its not going to get better.
Nothing to worry about here....they did the same thing when hillary’s attorney, Vince Foster, “committed suicide”......OOPS, I forgot, hillary made sure all his files were sanitized before investigators were allowed in.
If Mueller is not stopped here and now, he will use the same tactics on Don Jr or Ivanka.
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